Monday, November 13, 2006

Notes for today

Actually, some of this is what I jotted down Thursday and didn't get to typing. Still relevant.

Remember: Zy needs to study Dolbest reports while waiting to report to the Chief.

It's actually moving. It has never been the words, but making myself write the words. Yes, it's okay to suck in this draft. Just get to the end without skipping the major points already outlined and worry about naming aliens later. Just get to "The End" so you can take stock of your writing career and see what you need to be doing for your writing career.

Why is it every time my office is in crazy disarray, my writing life feels the same? Yes, I know external reflecting and influencing the internal. Doesn't change the fact that I need to clean the office and file some written stuff properly. Find the stuff to end out and clean the desk to deal with new work.

Also in this imaginary purge, I need to go over my budget. I hate budgets, mental garbage from growing up poor. I always feel like I'm flunking life when my finances get out of whack. It's a gut reaction that I have trouble dealing with every now and then.

And the holidays: what will happen on the Lafayette side of things is presented to me carved in stone. Oh so that it completely disregards my family's traditions doesn't occur to anyone but me (and my mother when I tell her). And I'm still in hot water for having fucked up last year's. At this point, I don't know which side is more open to compromise and running to Kai's in Texas is looking like a better and better idea. I have two weeks, I just have to believe like Henslowe.

Philip Henslowe: Mr. Fennyman, allow me to explain about the theatre business. The natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.
Hugh Fennyman: So what do we do?
Philip Henslowe: Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well.
Hugh Fennyman: How?
Philip Henslowe: I don't know. It's a mystery.

Philip Henslowe was one of the historical characters in Shakespeare in Love, played by Geoffrey Rush. I forgot to cite my quote.

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1 comment:

Mez said...

I like this guy's way of thinking :) Don't fuss, just let things happen.

Wish I could do that!